Julie Theriot to Give 2019 Keith Porter Lecture

Julie Theriot

Julie Theriot

Julie Theriot, a professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Washington, has been selected to present the 2019 Keith R. Porter lecture at the ASCB|EMBO Meeting in Washington, DC, on Sunday, December 8 at 3:15 pm. Her talk will be “Speed, Direction, and Persistence.”

The award is given to an eminent cell biologist in memory of one of ASCB’s founding members, Keith R. Porter. Of Julie Theriot, ASCB President Andrew Murray said, “Julie was selected because she embodies the two things that defined Keith Porter: a passion for understanding how cell structure determines cell function and a remarkable commitment to the community of cell biologists. Julie’s observations and modeling of the dynamics of the cytoskeleton in migrating cells have vastly improved our knowledge of how cells move.”

Read more about the Keith Porter Lecture here.

Register to attend the 2019 ASCB|EMBO Meeting here.

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